The Federal Aviation Administration requires a permit for ANY crane work within a 3 mile radius of any airport.
The distance may be increased if the work is in the direct line of a runway – considered to be within the “glide path” of aircraft during takeoff or landing. The glide path is defined as a 1 foot per 100 feet slope beginning at the closest point of any runway. Work may be allowed if the max. height of the crane is below the glide path after compensations for topographical elevations are calculated.
The consequences of not having an FAA permit are:
1) the jobsite will be shut down and
2) a substantial fine.
Gatwood will obtain these permits as they apply to the use of our cranes. These take 4-6 weeks for the FAA to process – so plan ahead. Contact us for further information.
Gatwood has the right size crane for your job!
2345 East Hamilton Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Main: (847) 364-1400
Fax: (847) 439-0163
487 N. Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
Main: (630) 369-2300
Fax: (630) 439-0163